To my dear friends at Schweppes,
What can we do to persuade you to bring Raspberry Ginger Ale back to Chattanooga? We fell in love with you at first taste, and though we found you for a short time in local stores, you were cruelly taken away all too soon.
I made product requests at all my local grocery stores–the managers just laughed at me and told me you weren't available. In July, we tracked you down in South Carolina and bought six liters; we would've bought more but that was all that would fit in our luggage- and kid-filled van during summer vacation. We considered leaving one of the children with their cousins but since Fall was coming, we needed the extra leaf-raking hands.
We've just finished the last drop of the last bottle, and we commemorated the passing with a moment of silence. I think my husband shed a few tears (but you didn't hear that from me).
Please don't toy with our taste buds' emotions! We want you…we need you…WE'VE GOT TO HAVE YOU BACK, AND SOON! It's not a pretty sight to be deprived of your bubbly, caffeine free deliciousness.
I look forward to hearing from you at your earliest convenience; feel free to make amends with a truckload of "my precious" delivered to our back door.
Love you and miss you most sincerely,
Robin @ PENSIEVE
Your turn: Are there any happy foods or drinks you can't seem to find these days but you know they exist somewhere??
How did you get 6 2-liters to last from July till now? 1 2-liter will barely last one evening in my house!
Sounds deelish. I love ginger ale, and raspberry flavoring has to be just one step short of a Shirley Temple.
I’ve never even heard of this! OH MY DELICIOUSNESS!
Hi there, would you mind if I share this post with my junior high students as an example of a friendly letter? I love this! 🙂 The products that I long for are S&W Vertical Pack Green Beans and Piada Picante Sauce.
Well, what a fun request? Of course you can use it (and thank you for the courtesy of asking first!!). Your comment prompted me to ask readers for the products THEY’RE missing!
Mine is Sierra Mist’s Cranberry Splash. It only comes out during the holidays and THAT is a sin. Period.
i LOVE cherry coke zero. why is is so hard to find? some weeks they have cases of it, some weeks its just gone. with not even a sticker or empty shelf where its supposed to be. boo.
I’ve never heard of this, much less tasted it. I’ll have to look for it and let you know.
I used to love Nehi lemonade. I haven’t had one is ages. I have given up the search. If you see one….
Shall I look for it in Texas and bring some to Type A Mom for you? We’re driving, and I’m sure if I find it I can make a little extra room. 🙂
What do I miss? Well, any of the foods specific to Oregon. Like Tillamook and Umpqua ice creams. Henry Weinhard’s root bear (oh, and the orange cream soda!). But Texas has Chick-fil-A, so that makes it *almost* even!
Schweppes is my absolute favorite ginger ale, but I’ve never had the raspberry kind. I am going to try to find it here, but I’m not that hopeful considering that I’m not too far away from you.
Coconut M&M’s. They were limited edition this summer and I didn’t discover them until about a month ago. I’m getting pretty sick of my friends in other parts of the country going on and on about how much they love them! 🙂
we had Smuckers Ketchup once… years ago. It was the best. Never saw it again, anywhere.